Arrested Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai tells staff to ‘fight on’


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HONG KONG: Hong Kong pro-democracy media mogul Jimmy Lai on Wednesday (Aug 12) told Apple Daily reporters to "fight on" following his dramatic arrest , as China widens its crackdown against critics in the semi-autonomous business hub. The 71-year-old was cheered by staff and handed a bouquet as he returned to the newsroom following a late night release on bail after 40 hours in custody. In images broadcast live on Facebook by his own reporters, he told staff to continue filing the kind of unvarnished dispatches that have infuriated China and pro-Beijing politicians in Hong Kong. "Fight on! Let's fight...